[[ Reading ]] ➷ The Silent Wife Author A.S.A. Harrison – Sigilo.us

[[ Reading ]] ➷ The Silent Wife Author A.S.A. Harrison – Sigilo.us
  • Kindle Edition
  • 337 pages
  • The Silent Wife
  • A.S.A. Harrison
  • English
  • 02 February 2017

The Silent WifeA Chilling Psychological Thriller About A Marriage, A Way Of Life, And How Far One Woman Will Go To Keep What Is Rightfully Hers Jodi And Todd Are At A Bad Place In Their Marriage Much Is At Stake, Including The Affluent Life They Lead In Their Beautiful Waterfront Condo In Chicago, As She, The Killer, And He, The Victim, Rush Haplessly Toward The Main Event He Is A Committed Cheater She Lives And Breathes Denial He Exists In Dual Worlds She Likes To Settle Scores He Decides To Play For Keeps She Has Nothing Left To Lose Told In Alternating Voices, The Silent Wife Is About A Marriage In The Throes Of Dissolution, A Couple Headed For Catastrophe, Concessions That Can T Be Made, And Promises That Won T Be Kept Expertly Plotted And Reminiscent Of Gone Girl And These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife Ensnares The Reader From Page One And Does Not Let Go.

A S A Susan Harrison s previous books include Orgasms Coach House Press, 1974 , Revelations, with Margaret Dragu Nightwood Editions, 1987 , and Zodicat Speaks Viking Penguin, 1996 The Silent Wife is her debut novel and she was at work on a new psychological thriller when she died in 2013, aged 65 Harrison was married to the visual artist John Massey and lived in Toronto.

10 thoughts on “The Silent Wife

  1. says:

    At the moment, I am wearing my book reviewing outfit of jeans and a t shirt, but soon I will change into some sweatpants to take a nap on the couch under the window that looks out onto the sprawling landscape of my driveway Then I will put on a smart pair of yoga pants and a crisp k way jacket to get some groceries When I get back, having bought only food that I enjoy because that s who the world revolves around, I will change into my coffee making outfit consisting of whatever little dress still fits after a couple of kids and a sedentary winter, with some cute uggs because my feet are so darn cold, but will change again before we eat some adorably twee appetizer of something creamy on a cracker, and then will change just one time before dinner into something that I know my husband will love If anybody in my house does anything to disrespect or displease me, I will say not a thing because, control, but will be plotting som...

  2. says:

    4.5Newest pet peeve When the marketing department in a publishing house decides it would be a great idea to promote just about any new psychological thriller as The NEW Gone Girl to sell the hell out of it This seems unfair to me If a person loved Gone Girl they could be disappointed, and if they hated Gone Girl they might not give it a chance.I loved Gone Girl I loved THE SILENT WIFE THE SILENT WIFE is NOT Gone Girl Yes, there are a few similarities A toxic marriage, husband and wife narrators, and unlikable for most readers main characters, but to me this is where the similarities end.Setting Chicago in Autumn.The Players Him Todd the husband A despicable man in his mid 40s, a perpetual cheater who has zero self awareness, and uses his childhood traumas as an excuse to do whatever he pleases no matter who it hurts the typical 40 year old man really..kidding Her Jodi the wife A non confrontational part time psychologist, part time Martha Stewart esque housewife who because of childhood trauma, has learned to bury anything unpleasant so deep that it is like it never happened The Plot After 20 years in a common law marriage To...

  3. says:

    this book has been compared to gone girl, but that is a somewhat flawed n lazy comparison however, if your response to that book was any of the following Had a difficult time getting through this book didn t really care for the characters I hate the general misanthropy that infests most of modern fiction. I prefer a book with at least one sympathetic character and I couldn t stand any of these people. unlikable people doing unlikable things There wasn t a character you could even try to like you probably won t like this book the above responses are the kinds of responses that frustrate me when i read them no one is asking for you to become friends with these characters they aren t there for you to like me and catherine earnshaw would probably not get along over drinks, but the strength of that character as written is undeniable characters exist as participants in a story you are free to judge them, like or dislike them, but to dismiss the antihero in literature is to deprive yourself of about half of the world s published texts.the comparisons between these books pretty much begin and end with the observation that this is a novel t...

  4. says:

    Sorry, but this is not a chilling psychological thriller It s a literary exploration of what happens when people get comfortable and let life just happen to them Parts of it were actually quite good But sticking the phrase a few short months are all it will take to make a killer out of her on the first page doesn t make a book...

  5. says:

    2 stars Out of respect for the author, who s no longer with us, I ll try to refrain myself from ranting like I usually do when I don t enjoy the book, and give only my honest opinion.I saw this book mentioned in the article, when I was looking for a thriller to read I was in the mood for something dark and twisted and stumbled upon couple of articles where this book was described as the next big thing and this summers Gone Girl But the thing that got me was this With a spare, elegant, and deft hand, she paints two dueling psychological portraits of longtime live in lovers who become putative killer and hapless victim in a tale that no one is likely to forget any time soon.Sounds good, doesn t it Some of the reviews said it was just as good as Gone Girl, others said it was even better So I dove in I personaly found this book extremely boring It s a story about a relationship gone wrong That s the only similarity to Gone girl.There was very little dialogue In some chapter there was no dialogue at all, apart from few lines of it when she was remembering something from her past Imagine reading a whole chapter 16 to 27 pages without a line of a dialogue I found wife s character robotic and uninteresting In the chapters told from wife s pov she goes on and on describing how she made dinner, washed the dishes, walked the dog, drove the car and endless descriptions of surrounding Almost in every chapter...

  6. says:

    Jodi and Todd take turns telling the story of the final months of their crumbling marriage Reasons for the low rating 1 It was NOT a psychological thriller A thriller would mean something thrilling happens during the book, right 2 Stop comparing books to Gone Girl As always, apples and orangutans The book wasn t completely horrible I was able to get through it pretty quickly Howev...

  7. says:

    Update This is a 1.99 Kindle special today a great psychological mystery thriller right to the very end of the book If you have missed this one its GOOD I read this book yesterday I thought it was a wonderful creepy even had me laughing mystery I tried to imagine my husband coming home night after night for 20 years KNOWING the guy was...

  8. says:

    4.5Wow This book flipping fantastic But your enjoyment of it is probably going to hinge on the expectations you re carrying going in Despite some superficial similarities The Silent Wife IS NOT Gone Girl So if you loved Gone Girl and come seeking the same kind of tawdry, illicit, messed up thrills and shocking plot twists here you re probably going to be disappointed The Silent Wife is silent, as in very subtle It s a train wreck that happens at 15 miles per hour as opposed to 120 But Jesus, if you re like me, and crave that slow inexorable build to a very bad destination that you can see waiting on the horizon absolutely unavoidable then this book is for you.Also, I was pleased to discover that The Silent Wife is a modern noir piece with its roots firmly planted in the old black and white film noirs of the 1940 s The pleasure derived from classic noir movies is the opportunity to be the voyeur and watch the nasty transgressions unfold before you It s the thrill of observing morally compromised characters carry out immoral acts greed, lust, and murder oh my From the get go, you know the strait laced, buttoned up Jodi is going to murder ...

  9. says:

    This book contains one of the biggest dirtbags I ve ever encountered in fiction His name is Todd.Here are some examples of what dirtbag activities he enjoys view spoiler Having sex with women, including his pregnant soon to be wife while knowing full well that he likely is HIV hide spoiler

  10. says:

    This was a good psychological thriller but it might not be for everyone The Silent Wife has already been reviewed to death so I will just say ONLY read this book if you can tolerate unlikeable characters Todd and Jodi are horrible It is mainly told in third person For me this was a good thing If it was first person I don t think I would have liked this book at all.If you can tolerate horrible characters definitely read it It s a descent story that twists and tu...

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